I never thought that an American Senate would pass a bill that allows the military to lock up American citizens, indefinitely, without due process of law. I just never saw that one coming. Especially after the excessive abuse of power from the last Presidential Administration. And its not as if the Executive is clamoring for [...]
SCOTUS news was dominated this week by the oral arguments United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259. In that case, the Court must decide whether law enforcement can conduct GPS monitoring sans warrant without violating the Fourth Amendment’s prescription of unreasonable searches and seizures. A lot was written about the oral arguments, but [...]
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, in this ABA Journal post, makes the case that this Supreme Court term will be a momentous one for the Kennedy Court. He notes that: Once more, as it has been for each of the last six years, it will be, from a practical perspective, the Anthony Kennedy Court. In ideologically divided [...]
I heard Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick speak last week about her experiences covering the Court. Dahlia said that one of the main differences between the Court’s first 150 years and the current Court is that the latter are not nearly as tough, because none of them are former politicians. Then I read Justice [...]
I enjoyed a personal treat last week. On Thursday, I was fortunate enough to meet and listen to Dahlia Lithwick, who gave a lecture at Creighton law school. For those of you that follow the Supreme Court, you probably already know that Ms. Lithwick is the Senior Editor of Slate magazine and [...]
Dahlia Lithwick from Slate posted another great piece yesterday on whether Republican-appointed Justices should or should not attend the State of the Union address. To read the piece click here.